JEAN DUNAND (1877-1942)

Japanese Goldfish Bar, circa 1928

An exceptional black lacquered wood folding bar, silver, reddish brown and tan lacquered exotic fish decorations, eggshell top. Two mobile parts fitted out in a bar. The lacquered decor made up with Japanese goldfish. Stamped inside "Jean Dunand 72 Rue Halle Paris Made in France".

H 122 - L 65 - P 36,5 cm (H 48 - W 25.6 - D 14.4 in)


From the collection of Madam D., in her family from the origin.


The wood structure was designed by Townley R. Knowles, and was edited by Lawrence Rigby in London in 1928. Jean Dunand has made three lacquered versions : with a Japanese goldfish decor, with a geometrical decor and with a decor form a Jean-Lambert Rucki drawing. The interior design presents high lockers created to welcome folding stools (missing).


Félix Marcilhac, "Jean Dunand, vie et oeuvre", Thames & Hudson, Londres et Les Editions de l’Amateur, Paris, 1991, #522, p. 258.